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My Course Goals by Mind Map: My Course Goals
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My Course Goals

Rhetorical Knowledge

Understand the role of a variety of technologies/media in accessing, retrieving, managing, and communicating information

Understand, without having to watch youtube videos how different online media works.

Use appropriate technologies to organize, present, and communicate information to address a range of audiences, purposes, and genres

Learn how to use appropriate technologies so I can use them for projects in my other classes.

Writing instructions can be a simple yet complicated task. A lot of it has to do with point of view. What to one person is easy to comprehend could be difficult to another.

Can be used in many places & with a variety of things. Such as fire drill, how-to-cook, & assignments.

Show clearly who does what & when.

Write for your Audience.

Numbering, bullet points, and specific words can make reading the instructions a lot easier.

Try it out yourself & then have a friend do it. If they can follow the instructions easily, more than likely anyone will be able to too.

alignment scheme has a strong influence on the overall impression of the page's message (ch5).

People are more comfortable with balanced designs and are more likely to stick around to read the page.(Ch4)

overall effect of applying repetition is that your pages will be more visually interesting, organized, unified, & consistent (ch6).

Flow is greatly enhanced by the simultaneous usage of the principle of repetition. (ch7)

Critical Thinking

Integrate previously held beliefs, assumptions, and knowledge with new information and the ideas of others to accomplish a specific purpose within a context

Know the purpose of the page, who the audience is, and the format is important. The page will be more clear and easier for the readers to follow. VISUAL ELEMENTS is a helpful component that can save time and helps when knowing exactly where to put designs. (Ch1).

Use information, writing, and reading for inquiry, learning, thinking, and communicating

Do not just jump into conclusion, having knowledge about the material is important because sometimes making it short, simple, and concise will end up making a project more clear (Ch1).

The principle of contrast is one of easiest, quickest ways to give your reader a visual treat and draw attention to the page (Ch3).

The principle of contrast is used hand in hand with the principle emphasis (Ch3)


it requires the designer to deliberately seek out & apply visual elements consistently to a page (ch 6), Repeating visual elements such as lines, shapes, images, textures, and so on forms a visual rhythm that strengthens the overall organization of a design & makes it seem more unified & cohesive (ch 6).


Be aware that it usually takes multiple drafts to create and complete a successful text

I tend to be a perfectionist, so my goal is to try my hardest but not expect everything to be perfect.

Use appropriate technologies to manage data and information collected or generated for future use

I would like to expand my horizon and go outside of my comfort zone. Hopefully learning about all these new websites I can use them later on to publish things about my major for others.


I learned in Ch2 that EMPHASIS states the most important element on the page& should be the most prominent., What you choose to emphasize on your page depends on 2 major points: Content of the message & what part of the message is important. (Ch2)

Visual Hierarchy

used to direct readers attention to key points.(Ch2), Focal point, Accents, Content

The size contrast between the images naturally leads the viewer's eyes from the turtle down to the smaller hare and therefore into the text (Ch3).

Page designs function better and are more readable if visual elements are intellectually grouped and their visual weights are balanced. (ch4)

Alignment occurs when visual elements line up with other visual elements on the page (ch5).

Designers often use visual principles such as figure/ground, proximity, closure, continuation, & similarity (ch 6).


I learned in chapter 7 that flow refers to visual and verbal paths of movement which reader's eye track through pages (Ch 7).

Knowledge of Conventions

Develop knowledge of genre conventions ranging from structure and paragraphing to tone and mechanics

Writing down benefits will help organize thoughts & further define project goals (Ch1).

Understand and apply legal and ethical uses of information and technology including copyright and intellectual property

A common organizational tool in copywriting is an outline. It helps organize information & help place scattered thoughts into a coherent pattern (Ch1).

Contrast occurs when 2 or more elements look dramatically different from one another (Ch3).

Do not do things by half-measures. With contrast, it is often all or nothing (Ch3).

A balance of design is one in which the visual weights of all of the elements are equally dispersed throughout the layout (Ch4).

The pages will seem more organized when you visually connect elements on the page ( ch5).

There are a few different ways to align an ad. Basic text alignments include: Flush left, flush right, centered, & justified. Advance alignment are: runaround, asymmetric, & concrete (ch5).

There are 2 halves to the principle of flow: verbal & visual.(Ch 7)

Verbal flow is the order in which the viewer reads the text on the pages.

Visual flow is the order in which the viewer looks at the images and graphics on the page

My Main Goal

My goal for this class is to learn how to use different websites to publish information about nutrition. A lot of people spend more hours online than any other activity.

Placing nutritional information

New healthier versions of recipes

Other nutrition relates articles, blogs, or videos.

Extra knowledge


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